Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Um ... OK.

Over at the CBC, commenter "CatherineF" has no patience with all that new-fangled book larnin':

And that whole "Earth going round the Sun" thing? Well, I've never heard such nonsense in all my days.


Unknown said...

Yeah, the only way to have complexity explained is to say a magic man poofed it into existence, all at once. No problem.

chris said...

Great. Another Doris Day supporter.

Renee said...

Nah. It's turtles, all the way down.

900ft Jesus said...

"If there's one thing I've learned, it's learning things never taught me nuthin'. And books is the worst." - Betty in Yellowbeard

CC said...

It was many years ago at another Canadian university that I had just participated in an evening presentation discussing biological evolution, and in the general melee afterwards where audience members came down to the front to chat with speakers, one clearly-miffed young lady looked at the boxes of books I'd brought related to evolution, sniffed disdainfully, and said, "You have all these books, but we just need one."

I had no response.

liberal supporter said...

"You have all these books, but we just need one.".
Which book? Does that mean you no longer think you need the other 65 books of the Bible? Does you pastor know you think this?

Just say "The Bible tries to tell us 'why', but has only sketchy descriptions of 'how'. We were here looking at 'how' we came to be, not 'why'. If God does not want us to look at 'how', then you must give up all modern conveniences, such as your car and your eyeglasses, that came about because people asked 'how'."